Royal Vale Vintage Teacups - Tea Cup and Saucer - Beautiful Violets on White 10761
Royal Vale Vintage Teacups - Tea Cup and Saucer - Beautiful Violets on White background. All gilt is intact, this set looks well cared for and barely used.
Standard sized. Cup measures 2.75 inches high and 4 inches out to handle. The saucer is 5.5 inches in diameter.
The Colclough china company was founded in 1890 by Herbert Joseph Colclough, who was an ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent.
Mr Colclough was a very conscientious man who loved his pottery and was known on occasion to stay up all night next to his kilns, which he had packed, so that he could be the first to see the new designs when they emerged.
After expanding his company, he moved to the Vale potteries in Longton and was honoured when in 1913 he was visited by King George V and Queen Mary who gave royal licence for the company to produce Royal Vale china.